The Realness of Tia and Tamera

In a world where reality television is king and black women arguing and fighting each other doesn’t cause anyone to bat an eye, it was SO refreshing see twins Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Tamera Mowry-Housley with their own reality show on the Style Network.  “Tia and Tamera” was my Monday night guilty pleasure.  We’ve always loved these twins since “Sister, Sister” and have watched them grow up, from Tia’s currently starring role on “The Game” and Tamera’s run on Lifetime Network’s “Strong Medicine”. 

Not only did these sisters have each other to lean on, but they also had friends and their mates.  I SO fell in love with Cory Hardrict (Tia’s husband) after last night’s episode.  He was so supportive during Tia’s pregnancy and was definitely the calm one.  He also was so excited to see his son and encouraged his wife every step of the way.  When Tamera and her husband, Adam, were faced with racism from “fans”, Adam told Tamera, “That’s their issue; not ours”, it showed that he loved her no matter what. 

Now, just like all sisters, Tia and Tamera did have their disagreements.  Especially when it came to Tamera’s wedding.  I totally felt that Tia was being selfish.  And I’ve never been pregnant, but I felt like that was Tia’s excuse for EVERYTHING!!!  And I thought she was wrong when she didn’t want Andrea, Tamera’s friend, to be the Maid of Honor.  But all things worked out in the end, and that is what’s important.

I’ve always enjoyed the Mowry sisters and was excited to see them get their own show.  And I’ve even more excited that “Tia and Tamera” was picked up for a second season.  Hopefully, we won’t have to wait that long!  To Tia and Tamera, on behalf of Black women in this country who truly value what’s important, family, friends, and sisterhood, thank you for showing the world that not all of us are celebrity hungry, coattail-riding, angry, bitter women.  Until next time, I’m just as Southern girl…in the city!

The Return of “The Game”

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Everyone is anxiously awaiting the return of “The Game” to BET, which premieres next Tuesday.  BET even had a marathon of the show this weekend, complete with an overload of commercials announcing the return of the show, behind-the-scenes clips, and interviews with the cast.  I just hope BET isn’t setting us up for failure.

Now, if you’re like me and watch “The Game” every time it comes on BET, I’m sure you’ve noticed how they delete words like “B!tch”, “Ho”, and words such as that.  This little tidbit makes me think that maybe I shouldn’t be so excited about the return of this show.  I mean, if they edit words such as that, which aren’t my favorite, but seem to be a staple on television, is BET going to have the writers water down other things from the show, too?

I must say I am proud of BET for picking up “The Game” and giving it a new home, but I hope that we are not getting our hopes up for nothing.  What do you guys think?  Are my worries unwarranted?  Are you happy about the return of “The Game”, even with it being on BET?  And are you happy that it appears BET is stepping up their game on programming?  Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city!